Basic Requirements for Catholics
2 of 9 in Series: The Essentials of Being a Devout Catholic
As a Catholic, basically you’re required to live a Christian life, pray daily, participate in the sacraments, obey the moral law, and accept the teachings of Christ and his Church. Following are the minimum requirements for Catholics:
Go to confession annually if not more often or when needed.
Obey the marriage laws of the Church.
Support the Church financially and otherwise.
Knowing the faith is the first step to being Catholic, accepting the faith is the second step, and practicing the faith is the third — and most difficult — step. Obeying the rules involves appreciating the wisdom and value of the various rules and laws. And, you’re asked to put that belief into action, to practice what you believe.